Today, Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) announced that the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield received a $20,000 Arts Projects grant from the National Endowments for the Arts, funding the production costs for their exhibit “52 Women Artists: Revisiting a Feminist Milestone.” 


“Supporting museums and artists during this pandemic is crucial to preserving  Southwest Connecticut’s culture and local economy,” said Congressman Jim Himes. “The Aldrich’s exhibit is important in recognizing female artists who are underrepresented in many artistic fields.  We’re proud that the federal government is able to step up and support their efforts.” 


“The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is very grateful to be a recipient of this grant which provides critical support allowing the Museum to remain open to the public and act as a space of contemplation, reflection, education, and inspiration during these difficult days,” said Cybele Maylone, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum’s Executive Director.  


The Aldrich will restage their 1972 exhibition Twenty-Six Contemporary Women Artists juxtaposed with works by contemporary artists. Organized by writer, critic, and curator Lucy Lippard, the original show featured works by Adrian Piper, Mary Heilmann, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Mary Miss, Dona Nelson, Howardena Pindell, and many other women artists who had not seen recognition. Click here to learn more about the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.